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Several Wells Pawpaw fruit hanging from tree, oval shaped green skin fruit
Close up of Wells Pawpaw flower, small dark red flowers
Wells Pawpaw in a fall landscape, in fall the large green oblong leaves change to hues of yellow
Wells Pawpaw planted in a landscape, large green oblong shaped leaves on slightly upright branching
Close up of Wells Pawpaw flower bud, small green bud with fuzzy brown hairs
Close up of Wells Pawpaw leaves in fall, large oblong shaped leaves that turn shades of yellow in fall
Several Wells Pawpaw fruit hanging from tree, oval shaped green skin fruit
Close up of Wells Pawpaw flower, small dark red flowers
Wells Pawpaw in a fall landscape, in fall the large green oblong leaves change to hues of yellow
Wells Pawpaw planted in a landscape, large green oblong shaped leaves on slightly upright branching
Close up of Wells Pawpaw flower bud, small green bud with fuzzy brown hairs
Close up of Wells Pawpaw leaves in fall, large oblong shaped leaves that turn shades of yellow in fall

BELL-SHAPED FLOWERS AND TROPICAL FALL FRUIT

FEATURES: 

  • Bell-shaped, purple flowers bloom in spring, attracting pollinators
  • Green, tropical leaves change golden for fall color
  • Large and unique fruit harvests in late fall, with a banana custard like flavor
  • Cold-hardy tropical fruit tree
  • Pawpaw trees need a pollinating partner to produce fruit
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 15-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25' apart

Wells Pawpaw Treeling

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BELL-SHAPED FLOWERS AND TROPICAL FALL FRUIT

FEATURES: 

  • Bell-shaped, purple flowers bloom in spring, attracting pollinators
  • Green, tropical leaves change golden for fall color
  • Large and unique fruit harvests in late fall, with a banana custard like flavor
  • Cold-hardy tropical fruit tree
  • Pawpaw trees need a pollinating partner to produce fruit
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 15-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25' apart

Why plant Wells Pawpaw Treeling?

Wells Pawpaw Trees boast a strong production of delicious fruits with a tropical taste, dipped in hints of mango and pineapple. Sweet and aromatic fruit like a custard smoothie! Thick leaves, rich and green in color, drape this midsize tree like a rainforest canopy - turning your backyard into an oasis! It’s hard to find these fruits at the supermarket but now you could be picking them right off the tree for your nutritious morning breakfast or afternoon snack!

Wells Pawpaw inherits its name from its founder, David Wells. In Indiana 1990, David Wells discovered Wells Pawpaw in the wild and selected this pawpaw as a recipient of his name, and is now known as a tree with delicious fruits. Way down yonder in the Pawpaw patch... so goes the old folk song celebrating this beloved native plant, which has a long history in America. Pawpaw was valued in ancient times by Native Americans, and the delicious fruits later nourished European settlers and explorers like Lewis and Clark. Humans aren’t the only ones who delight in this yummy fruit treat—wildlife love pawpaws, too! The foliage feeds the young of the dazzling white, black, and red zebra swallowtail butterfly. In fact, Pawpaw is the ONLY thing that zebra swallowtail caterpillars will eat, which is reason enough to grow this splendid tree.

How to use Wells Pawpaw Treeling in the landscape?

There is a pawpaw for all people! Wells Pawpaw, with its banana-fruity flavor, is sure to attract banana lovers. High in vitamins, minerals, and even protein, snacking on Wells Pawpaw will not make you feel guilty for snacking. Each pawpaw has orange flesh that is contained in green skin that is attractive in your landscape or in your bowl! Wells Pawpaw tree has stunning dark-purple flowers and makes an excellent ornamental addition to any landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How To Plant Wells Pawpaw Treeling

Pawpaw’s home in the wild is at forest edges or in the woodland understory, and it appreciates similar conditions in the landscape. It is happiest in a site with rich, organic-laden, well-drained soil and a generous layer of mulch. It flourishes in the shade but will tolerate full sun if it is shaded for the first few years and if regular irrigation can be provided. This tree doesn’t like constantly soggy soil, but it doesn’t like to dry out, either.

How To Water

Pawpaws will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Suckers may appear around the tree—this is simply Pawpaw’s natural growth habit. You may pull or mow off the suckers to maintain the tree as a single-trunked specimen, or you may let them grow to allow a Pawpaw patch of your own to form.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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